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Toward a new film aesthetic

Author: Bruce Isaacs
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book connects the study of film with the actual viewing and consumption practices of mainstream cinematic culture. The author argues that theory has rendered the majority of approaches to film insular, self-reflective, obtuse, and elitist. He redefines cinema aesthetics in terms of the obsessive consumption of cinematic texts that is the hallmark of contemporary film viewing.
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Isaacs, Bruce.
Toward a new film aesthetic.
New York : Continuum, ©2008
(OCoLC)608467656
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Isaacs
ISBN: 9780826428707 0826428703 9780826428714 0826428711
OCLC Number: 122526501
Description: vi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A notion of film aesthetics --
Towards a theory of popular culture --
Text and spectacle in The matrix franchise --
The cinematic real: image, text, culture.
Responsibility: Bruce Isaacs.
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